Ready to show off a beautiful and confidence-boosting smile? If so, then Invisalign may be the right choice for you! Just remember how important it is to stick with your orthodontic plan and take proper care of your teeth. That way, you can ensure that all the hard work pays off – achieving great results in no time!
Prior to Getting Treatment
Follow any guidelines given before you begin treatment. Guidelines might include getting any necessary dental work done beforehand. Dental work consists of fillings or extractions to ensure your teeth are healthy and ready for Invisalign.
As soon as treatment begins, we’ll take X-rays and photos to see where your dental health is at the moment. We use these images to monitor your progress throughout this journey – it’s always satisfying when you get a chance to reflect on how far you’ve come since then! Our patients are often astonished by their transformation.
To ensure your smile and gums remain healthy during treatment, maintain good oral hygiene habits. Brush and floss at least twice every day and consider using an antimicrobial mouthwash for extra protection against bacteria. Keeping up with these practices will help keep teeth looking their best.
Maintaining Oral Hygiene During Invisalign Treatment
Proper maintenance of your Invisalign aligners is essential for achieving the best possible results. Make sure to wear them as your Dr. Jared recommends – usually, 20-22 hours a day, removing them for only eating and brushing your teeth. When it’s time to switch to the new aligners, ensure your teeth are clean and free of food particles for a perfect fit. Regular brushing, flossing, and antimicrobial mouthwash can keep your smile looking its best throughout the entire treatment! Working together with our team, we’ll be sure to get you that beautiful, confidence-boosting smile in no time.
Properly Clean and Handle Your Aligners
Proper care and maintenance is essential. After taking them out for meals or snacks, make sure to rinse them off with cold water and brush them using a non-abrasive toothbrush cleanser at least once every day. For added benefits in maintaining the hygiene of your aligners, you can try utilizing special denture cleaning products specifically created for such devices.
Make sure to avoid using hot water, as this can cause the aligners to warp and not fit properly. When you’re done cleaning them, store your aligners in a secure container – please don’t forget them anywhere or lose track of them!
Finally, if your aligners become cracked or broken at any point during treatment, contact us as soon as possible. We can provide a new aligner to get you back on track and keep your smile looking great!
Keep Each Follow-Up Appointment
Remember your post-treatment visits with Dr. Jared Lee. Assessments are necessary to track progress. Follow-ups are also for adjusting aligners as needed and examining any dental issues that may have occurred while in treatment.
What to Know About Discomfort
Don’t be alarmed if you experience minor discomfort with new aligners. However, contact our office immediately should the pain continue. To help mitigate any minor irritation in sensitive areas of your mouth, try using an ice pack or over-the-counter pain medication. The pain should not linger too long; usually, discomfort is only because of the added pressure of new aligners.
Achieve Your Dream Smile with Dr. Jared Lee: Call Today!
If you have questions or concerns about Invisalign treatment or would like to schedule a consultation with us at Dr. Jared Lee, please don’t hesitate to call us today. We are happy to discuss your options and help you achieve the smile you deserve!